STOPOVER OF NEOTROPICAL LANDBIRD MIGRANTS ON EAST SHIP ISLAND FOLLOWING TRANS-GULF MIGRATION

@article{Kuenzi1991STOPOVERON,
  title={STOPOVER OF NEOTROPICAL LANDBIRD MIGRANTS ON EAST SHIP ISLAND FOLLOWING TRANS-GULF MIGRATION},
  author={Amy Jo Kuenzi and Frank R. Moore and Theodore R. Simons},
  journal={The Condor},
  year={1991},
  volume={93},
  pages={869-883}
}
The ecophysiology of Neotropical landbird migrants was studied in relation to energetic condition following trans-Gulf migration in 1987, 1988, and 1989. Most birds captured on East Ship Island, a barrier island off the Mississippi coast, had exhausted fat reserves crossing the Gulf of Mexico and were near fat-free mass. Few birds were recaptured after the day of their first capture, suggesting that migrants departed the day of their arrival or that night. Lean migrants occurred more frequently… 

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